Immigrate to the Netherlands from Latvia
Updated on Wednesday 21st June 2017
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Since Latvia is a member of the European Union, its citizens do not need a residence permit in order to immigrate to the Netherlands. Any Latvian citizen who intends to stay in the Netherlands less than four months must register as a temporary resident of the Netherlands. Latvian citizens who want to stay in this country for more than four months must register with the local municipality as residents of the Netherlands. At the registration you will be given a citizen service number (BSN). A Dutch health insurance is also compulsory in this situation.
Just like any Dutch immigration lawyer, one of our consultants can help you with the legal aspects of immigrating to the Netherlands from Latvia.
Legalization of Latvian documents for use in the Netherlands
Before relocating to the Netherlands, you must have your Latvian documents legalized by the Latvian Ministry of Foreign affairs. The legalization is done through a special stamp, called apostille. The most common documents which have to be legalized prior to immigrating to the Netherlands from Latvia are the following:
• An official copy of a birth certificate;
• A certificate of marriage;
• A certificate of unmarried status;
• An official copy of a divorce certificate;
• An official copy of a death certificate.
Your Latvian documents must be original and complete. Any annexes to the documents must also be included in the process of legalization. A translation of these documents is needed if they are not drawn in English, Dutch, French or German. The translation must be done by a sworn translator; if the translator is registered outside the Netherlands, a legalization of the translation is also compulsory. The content and the authenticity of your documents can be checked by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) or any other municipality in the Netherlands.
If you want to immigrate to the Netherlands from Latvia, our experts in immigration matters in Netherlands can guide you through the entire process.
Latvian citizens working in the Netherlands
Any national of one of the EU/EEA countries, Latvia included, can travel and work legally within Netherlands, without the requirement of a work permit. However, in order to work legally in the Netherlands, you will have to obtain the BSN number within 5 days after moving to the Netherlands. You will need a home address in order to register with the local municipality and obtain this number. Once you have obtained the BSN number you can start finding a job in the Netherlands.
All Latvian citizens who wish to immigrate to Netherlands are invited to contact our team of immigration specialists for complete assistance in registering with a Dutch municipality and obtaining a BSN number.